The relationship between club drug use and other drug use: A survey of New York City middle school students

Lloyd A. Goldsamt, Julie O'Brien, Michael C. Clatts, Laura Silver McGuire

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Abstract

In order to explore the relationship between use of club drugs (crystal methamphetamine, ecstasy, GHB, ketamine), and use of other drugs, survey data collected from 23,780 middle school students in New York City during 2002-2003 was examined. Results of HGLM analyses (a generalization of HLM to accomodate nonlinear outcomes), controlling for the effect of school, indicate that Black students are less likely than White students to use club drugs depending on the timeframe of use. The use of alcohol and/or marijuana predict club drug use regardless of the timeframe of use, and lifetime cigarette use predicts lifetime club drug use. Recommendations for future research and prevention efforts are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1539-1555
Number of pages17
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume40
Issue number9-10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Club drugs
  • Drug use
  • Hierarchical modeling
  • Middle school students
  • School
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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